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“Prettiest monument in Lucknow” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bara Imambara

Bara Imambara
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US$ 45.00*
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Half-day Private City Tour in Lucknow
Ranked #1 of 79 things to do in Lucknow
Certificate of Excellence
Bengaluru, India
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Prettiest monument in Lucknow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

When you visit the Bara Imambara, you can buy a triple-ticket for the smaller "Chota Imambara" and a small art gallery. Spend most of your time in the Bara Imambara. It is much larger and grander. The main building is a huge hall. To tour the main building they'll make you take your shoes off, as it is sacred to the Shias ... suggest you wear thick socks and not get squeamish about the cleanliness. Steep stairs lead up to the roof and the famous "Bhool Bhulaiya" corridors that provide the structure to support the roof of the large hall. The pictures towards the river look pretty, as there is no new buildings to mar the view. The building dates from 1783, the time when Nawabs ruled the province of Awadh from their capital in Lucknow.

Visited December 2011
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“beautiful architecture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2012

Not for anyone who is scared of heights but a lovely building all the same.

Visited December 2011
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Ahmedabad, India
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“Historical monument....good tourist value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2012

If you are the one who digs old monuments and bygone eras, the Imambara in Lucknow is one of the best places to go...Excellent photography possible....Maintenance is a little on the low....but then it goes with the game....specially in India!

Visited February 2012
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Canberra
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

Yep, very impressive and huge! Well worth checking out. You can spend a good two hours here wondering the grounds and buildings.

Visited February 2012
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Hyderabad, India
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“beautoful histrocial place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

i like inside of imambara it was a very beautiful scence and it is one pace in the world it is very attractive place for toyrisham people dhcbcbbchdcdhbcbdchdhchdbdheywfyegyeggyegcbeywgyybcytyegbxbsgadygshbdygyc sy

Visited October 2011
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